College of Arts & Sciences
The Passport to Wellness program is bringing the university and the community together throughout the year to create a culture of wellness through health knowledge and monthly events. These events will vary from community fitness events at the Riverwalk to partnering with Columbus Farmers' Market to highlight healthy food choices. All events are open to the public. Click on the following events for more information.
The Passport to Wellness P.E. Teacher Summer Institute is a five-day training program that will take place on the Mississippi University for Women campus July 21 – 25, 2014. Participants will engage in learning sessions from various experts in the field of Physical Education, receive Continuing Education Units for re-licensure, a 24-week curriculum, resources, meals, and a training stipend.
Registration will open on March 1, 2014. There are limited spaces available and preference will be given to current Physical Education/Health teachers in the Lowndes County and Columbus area – however, teachers from other districts and disciplines are welcome to apply.
Click here to apply for Summer Institute 2014
The Office of Outreach & Innovation supports many varied projects and partnerships throughout the year. Our office collaborates with the university, community, and state to strengthen diverse new programs that meet the needs of a wide range of participants.
For more information on special projects and partnerships, please call 662.241.6101 or email
Made possible through a grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Passport to Wellness is a year-long program geared towards educating participants and encouraging action. It addresses the problem of unhealthy lifestyle choices relating to diet, physical activity, and stress management. The program operates within Columbus/Lowndes County to serve the residents of this community. Target populations include: Elementary school students, Faculty, Staff and Students of Mississippi University for Women, and the general Columbus/Lowndes County public. A series of educational and community events emphasizing health and wellness will take place throughout the year. Official Passport to Wellness programming will begin May 2014.
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Who is eligible to participate in CHAMPS? To be eligible for CHAMPS, teachers must:
Who else may also be eligible to participate in CHAMPS? The following teachers may be eligible to participate based upon a review of each individual application:
How are teachers selected for CHAMPS? Up to 50 teachers will be selected based on:
What is required of each CHAMPS participant? The CHAMPS Project requires all participants to remain in the program for a full year. Participants must commit to ALL of the following:
What will I receive for participating in the CHAMPS Project? Participating in CHAMPS will provide participants with an increased understanding of Common Core mathematics content, teaching strategies, and data coaching.· The following incentives will also be provided:
What are the application requirements? Applications will not be considered until ALL of the following have been submitted. REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN. Teacher applications include:
Department of Languages, Literature, & PhilosophyDr. Bridget PieschelChair
Painter Hall Phone: (662) 329-7386Fax: (662) 329-7387
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439